Hummus Chicken Salad

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I’ve started trying to eat healthier again.   After I had Baby J I did really well losing all of my baby weight within the first two months.  I felt good about myself and didn’t really do much to help keep the weight off.  It just naturally came off.

Looking for a way to freshen up your boring salad? Try my Hummus Chicken Salad recipe!

Once Baby J turned 9 months old I started gaining some of the weight back.  I think it’s probably a combination of being home all summer, being in the house a lot because I’m with Baby J all summer, and not being at work. I always have a harder time eating right when I’m at home because it’s so easy to snack.  I don’t have any time when I’m at work so I rarely snack.

I’m excited to be participating in #FarmersMarketWeek because in my quest to start eating healthier again I’ve been going to the farmer’s market every Friday morning.    I love walking around the farmer’s market with Baby J and picking out fresh produce.  However, there used to be a lot more vendors in previous years.   While there are still several produce vendors there are now people selling coffee, honey, wine, beauty products, and other handmade items. I do enjoy looking at these things but mostly I go for the produce.  I

Everything you need to make a farm fresh Hummus Chicken Salad!

I picked up some lettuce, peppers, onions, and cucumbers while I was there last week figuring they would make a fresh and delicious salad.  I’ve been eating a whole lot of salads in order to eat healthier.  I find that if I put a protein on them they taste good and are pretty filling.   I try putting in as many vegetables as I can.

This recipe for Hummus Chicken Salad is a new one but I really like it.  I tend to make the chicken a day in advance and then I can put it on top of a bed of lettuce for the next few days.  The chicken is also good served in a pita as a sandwich.  I like things I can make once but enjoy two different ways.

Grab some fresh veggies at the Farmer's Market and make this delicious Hummus Chicken Salad!

You can use a rotisserie chicken from the store but I simply used boneless chicken breasts that I seasoned and cooked in a pan.  Then I tossed them with the dressing and vegetables and let them sit in the refrigerator to absorb the flavors.  When it was time to eat I simply washed some lettuce and put the chicken mixture on top.

The resulting chicken salad was super tasty!  I loved the flavors of the hummus dressing mixed in with the chicken and some of the fresh vegetables.  It paired so well with the fresh, crisp lettuce from the farmer’s market.  I drizzled a bit of a vinaigrette over the top of it but it probably didn’t need it.

Looking for a way to freshen up your boring salad? Try my Hummus Chicken Salad recipe!

Hummus Chicken Salad

Chicken and vegetables tossed in a hummus dressing then placed on a bed of crisp lettuce.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast cooked and chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 c. hummus
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c. fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 teaspoons za'atar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 c. gherkins chopped
  • 8 c. mixed greens

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine the hummus, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, za'atar, oregano, cumin, and paprika. Mix well.
  • Add the chicken to the dressing and toss to coat.
  • Stir in the pepper, cucumber, onions, and gherkins.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve divide the lettuce between 4 plates. Top with the chicken salad. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine

Hummus Chicken Salad served on a bed of fresh greens

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